/ Rear Counter Weight #41
- Apr 30, 2008
- Central Ohio
- Kubota MX5100
No....my scenario is correct regardless.I am not an engineer but I believe it depends on where the center of mass is.
I believe your scenarios are only correct in the case where the rear wheels lift off the ground.
Take my second example of 500# ballast, 2500# tractor, and 800# up front and rear wheels in the air. Total weight is 3800 all borne by front axle.
Now take 5 pounds out of the loader. Just enough so rear tires touchdown.....
You still have WAY more load on the front axle than with no ballast. Simply because the loader can lift so much less.
While my numbers are just examples and not real world numbers for any specific machine....the theory is 100% correct.